Banana Nutrament

Fighting Back the Gloom

What a terrible morning yesterday was. I woke up and poured some coffee only to have my honey tell me there was a bombing being reported in London. Not realizing the severity of what was happening, I cracked that Jacques Chirac must have been behind it in retaliation for losing the Olympics. What an ugly display of carnage, so many awful images and scarred psyches. Unfortunately, while this event has been all over the news in New York City it hasn't been a major topic of conversation here. I don't know if it's because we don't realize the magnitude of the event, or because we are in denial, but it is disappointing to not see people here reach out the way the world reached out to us after the events of September the 11th.

Metro Area - Orange Alert (DFA Remix)
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No, this is not some hipster in-joke referencing terrorism with ironic posturing. But here in the States we are back up to Orange Alert, what sort of draconian security and continued loss of privacy rights this will entail, I don't know. This is one of my favorite DFA remixes, it takes an excellent original in an entirely new direction. Its febrile beat pairs nicely with swooping angelic synth choruses and the nimble bass playing by Tyler Pope adds an extra dimension to the whole. Something a little invigorating for what has started as a sluggish day.

Os Brazoes - Pega A Voga Cabeludo
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In addition to the dread that was crept into New York City, the weather has just become a mess. We've been overcast for two days now and the rain keeps trickling. Definitely doesn't feel like Summer anymore, but a clear sky reprieve should be coming this weekend. This song might put you back in a warmer mood with its sunny hothouse psychedelica and incessant guitar chirping.